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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November fun runs and walks for families in Arizona

Fun runs and charity walks abound this month and typically include family entertainment. Photo courtesy of Phoenix 10K.

3TV Phoenix 10K/Half Marathon (Nov. 5). Arizona’s original road race founded by Dr. Art Mollen, the 3TV Phoenix 10K has been named the Arizona state championship race for the 10K distance. A wheelchair, team challenge, costume contest and kids dash are included, along with entertainment and a post-race celebration.

Cycle for Life (Nov. 11). Notre Dame Prep hosts the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life charity ride through Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Phoenix and Carefree. Choose a 65-mile, 40-mile or 20-mile ride.

Sahuarita Pecan Classic Nut Run (Nov. 11). Run through the pecan orchard and get a unique view of the farm under the fall trees at Green Valley Pecan Company.

Splash & Dash (Nov. 11). Jump in for a 4,000-meter 2,000-meter or 1000-meter swim-only race in Tempe Town Lake.

Veterans Day Fitness Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast (Nov. 11). Honor veterans and their families with a 5K fitness run/walk and breakfast in Avondale. Bootcamp stations include timed sit-ups and push-ups, ammo can lifts, tire flipping and more.

Everyone Runs (Nov. 12). The Tucson Medical Center Veterans Day Half Marathon and 5K winds through the many hills of Tucson Mountain Park.

Shun the Sun Gilbert Marathon (Nov. 18). Help raise money to build shade structures and spread information about the types of skin cancer and their causes at this half marathon and 10K.

Pass Mountain Trail Runs offers winding trails through Mesa’s Usery Mountain Regional Park on the edge of the Goldfield Mountain Range.

Pass Mountain Trail Runs (Nov. 18). Features 50K, 25K, 10K and 5K runs on winding trails throughout Usery Mountain Regional Park on the edge of the Goldfield Mountain Range.

IronKids Arizona Fun Run (Nov. 18). The UnitedHealthcare IronKids event offers ages 3-13 a chance to feel the excitement of competition in a 1-mile or half-mile run while enjoying the outdoors at Tempe Beach Park.

Ironman 70.3 Arizona (Nov. 19). The 2017 Ironman Arizona at Tempe Beach Park offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Turkey Trots

While the turkey is cooking, grab your shoes and hit the pavement for a pre-dinner workout at these Thanksgiving Day events.

Anthem Turkey Trot (Nov. 23). This 5-10 km run, walk and kids dash takes participants through the community in the shadow of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak.

Arizona Road Racers Thanksgiving Day Classic (Nov. 23). The Peoria Diamond Club, Arizona Road Racers and hundreds of runners participate in this 10-mile and 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk.

Kingman Turkey Trot (Nov. 23). Run, walk, or race at the 9th annual Kingman Turkey Trot. Post-race ceremony and prizes.

Sedona Turkey Trot 5K (Nov. 23). Sedona Running Company presents a loop course on Soldier Pass Road. The Iron Turkey Challenge involves running (or walking) the entire race carrying your Thanksgiving turkey.

Southwest Valley YMCA Thanksgiving Day Youth and Adult Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon (Nov. 23). Freddy’s presents this 14th annual race in Goodyear, with a large portion of the proceeds going to YMCA Strong Kids.

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Liz Petroff

Calendar Editor Liz Petroff is the mother of Jack (8) and Lucy (6). Send information about your upcoming events to [email protected]
 

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